Digestive Health Associates

Southwest Endoscopy Center

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program

Digestive Health Associates and the Southwest Endoscopy Center are participating screening providers for the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, which is administered by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and provides financial assistance for colon cancer screening to eligible Colorado residents.

Durango residents interested in arranging screening under this program should contact Durango's Health Services Clinic at 970.764.1790.  Other regional partnering referring clinics include:
  •Dove Creek Community Health Center, Dove Creek
  •Valley-Wide Health Systems, Mancos
  •Telluride Medical Center

Eligibility Criteria
-Age 50 or older (at average risk) or under 50 at increased risk for colorectal cancer (those having a personal or family history of cancer or polyps)
-Uninsured, or have insurance that does not cover ANY cost for endoscopic colorectal screening OR
-Household income below 250% of the federal poverty level
-Lawfully present in Colorado
-Patient in a partnering clinic
-Eligible for a colorectal screening according to American Cancer Society clinical guidelines